March 05, 2014
Case Western Dean Lawrence Mitchell, who had been on leave, resigns
March 04, 2014
Lateral hires with tenure 2013-14
MOVING TO FRONT (originally posted Oct. 16, 2013)
These faculty haved accepted appointments with tenure that will begin in 2014:
*Howard Abrams (tax) from Emory University to the University of San Diego.
*Anthony Appiah (moral & political philosophy) from Princeton University (Philosophy) to New York University (joint with the Philosophy Department, Law School, and NYU-Abu Dhabi).
*Oren Bar-Gill (contracts, law & economics) from New York University to Harvard University.
*Steve Clowney (property, land use) from the University of Kentucky to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville .
*Michael Doran (tax) from Georgetown University back to the University of Virginia.
*Justin Driver (constitutional law) from the University of Texas, Austin to the University of Chicago.
*G. Mitu Gulati (contracts, corporate, law & economics, empirial legal studies) from Duke University to the University of Southern California.
*Darian Ibrahim (corporate) from the University of Wisconsin, Madison to the College of William & Mary.
*Cathleen Kaveny (law & religion, ethics) from the University of Notre Dame to Boston College.
*Kimberly Krawiec (corporate) from Duke University to the University of Southern California.
*Patricia McCoy (insurance law, consumer law, regulation of financial services) from the University of Connecticut to Boston College.
*Samuel Moyn (legal history) from Columbia University (History Dept) to Harvard University (Law School).
*Saule Omarove (banking law, financial regulation, corporate finance) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to Cornell University.
*Intisar A. Rabb (Islamic law) from New York University to Harvard University.
*Robert Rhee (corporate law & finance) from the University of Maryland to the University of Florida, Gainesville.
*Troy Rule (property, natural resources & energy law, land use, real estate) from the University of Missouri to Arizona State University.
*David Studdert (health law, empirical legal studies) from the University of Melbourne to Stanford University (joint with the Law School and the Medical School).
*Gerald Torres (environmental law, Federal Indian law, critical race theory) from the University of Texas, Austin to Cornell University.
I will move this to the front of the blog at various intervals during the year.
February 24, 2014
In Memoriam: Theodore Eisenberg (1947-2014)
I am sorry to report the startling and unhappy news that Professor Eisenberg, a longtime member of the Cornell faculty and a pioneer in "empirical legal studies," has passed away. The Cornell memorial notice is here.
February 13, 2014
Former Georgetown Dean Judith Areen named new Executive Director of AALS
I think that is a very welcome development, and wish Dean Areen good luck in her new role.
February 07, 2014
Albany Law offering "buy-outs" to 8 senior faculty...
...according to this story. I continue to hear, though, that there is no financial emergency at Albany, and that there are other sources of conflict between the Dean and some faculty. If someone from Albany would like to weigh in "for the record" (and with their name attached), I will be glad to post. Please send me an e-mail.
February 04, 2014
Penn Law Dean Mike Fitts to become President of Tulane
He has been Dean at Penn since roughly 2001, and has had a very successful tenure. A lucky catch for Tulane! Tulane's announcement.
January 31, 2014
Signs of the times: Albany Law School declares financial crisis...
...and is threatening to fire faculty, including possibly tenured faculty. It is not clear, however, that there really is a financial crisis there (follow the link to the Albany AAUP website). Albany did, however, suffer an S&P downgrade last year. Any firings of tenured faculty are likely to result in costly lawsuits, given the evidence in the public domain.
Note that Albany Law School is a freestanding law school, and is not part of the State University of New York system. It is also one of four law schools in "upstate" New York (the others are Syracuse, SUNY-Buffalo and Cornell, though Cornell is not sending graduates primarily into the upstate markets). The New York City area is served by Columbia, NYU, Fordham, Cardozo, Brooklyn, NYLS, St. John's, Hofstra, Pace, Touro, Seton Hall, and Rutgers-Newark (not to mention the many schools farther from New York that send large numbers of graduates there).
Berkeley Dean candidate finalists
Here; Judge Fletcher from the 9th Circuit, Professor Bagenstos from Michigan, Professor Choudhry from NYU, and Acting Dean Lester.
January 29, 2014
NYU's Revesz to be new Director of the American Law Institute
January 24, 2014
DePaul Dean, Gregory Mark,stepping down at end of the academic year
He took over only in 2011, coming to DePaul from Rutgers-Newark. I have heard various reports about why he is stepping down so soon, but so far there's no reliable public information. Dean Mark came in after an earlier fiasco involving heavy-handed administrators (who are not implicated in this resignation).